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This year, TechCrunch is proudly hosting the Extreme Tech Challenge Global Finals on July 22. The event is among the world’s largest purpose-driven startup competitions that are aiming to solve…

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GoTenna is best known for its outdoors-oriented consumer products that let you text and share locations between smartphones off the grid. But the company has found that government work —…

GoTenna is ramping up public sector mesh networking with a $24M C round

When goTenna put out their Mesh device earlier this year, I thought the off-grid gadgets would be great for an emergency kit or back-country hike. But it turns out that…

A mesh network spontaneously erupts in the US and helps connect Puerto Rico

Founded in 2012 with the small goal of enabling connectivity-free communication, goTenna has ballooned to more than 23 employees and delivered real hardware to market in the process. Today the…

goTenna Series B fuels vision to make local communication possible anywhere on the planet

Keeping in touch when there’s no communications infrastructure for one reason or another is nice for you and me, but critical for disaster response, forest fire control and military operations.…

GoTenna Pro meshing radio aspires to deploy next to rescue, fire and security teams

Today, goTenna is taking pre-orders for their new product, a device called the goTenna Mesh that lets smartphone users text and share their GPS locations, off-grid and across miles of…

GoTenna Mesh keeps people connected even when they’re miles apart and off-grid

GoTenna, the device for people who want to stay connected when they don’t have cell signal, has found a natural launch partner — outdoor equipment retailer REI. Daniela Perdomo, goTenna’s…

GoTenna, the startup that lets you text without cell signal, raises $7.5M and launches with REI

GoTenna co-founder Daniela Perdomo knows that her startup has been “quiet for a long time,” but she said it’s for a good reason — the team has been busy turning its…

GoTenna Keeps Your Cell Phone Connected, Even When You Don’t Have Cell Service

As you may expect, the summer can be a slow period for tech journalists. But since we’re obsessed with startups, there’s still plenty of new stuff to discuss this week…

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Summer Doldrums

By this point, most of us are fully addicted to our smartphones. And when we find ourselves without Wifi or data service, our most direct connection to everything becomes almost…

The GoTenna Will Let You Communicate Without Any Connectivity